UNCLE PHIL’S choice PICKS

UNCLE PHIL IS ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A NEW TOY OR THREE.

UNCLE PHIL IS ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A NEW TOY OR THREE. HIS LATEST FINDS FROM THE GOOD, TO THE BOLD, THE CHALLENGING TO BARGAINS ARE ALL IN TRADEUNIQUECARS.COM.AU

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1966 FALCON XP DELUXE $34,750

LOCAL CLASSIC AND ITS STILL A SIX!

WE ALL KNOW that the local classic car market has hit epic proportions when it comes to early Falcon coupes.

That’s why I was thrilled to see this 250 powered XP Coupe listed on our website for a reasonable sum of money.

The body seems straight and honest wearing the correct caps and a very tidy red interior which complements the white paintwork nicely.

Period venetians complete the 60s cruiser look with my only criticism of the car being the T-bar auto installed and the lack of engine bay photos.

Still if you are after a tidy XP coupe which may need some under bonnet detailing this could be your ‘drive and restore’ project for 2018.

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1976 HOLDEN TORANA LX SL $37,000

WHEN WAS THE last time you saw a lilac Torana that was not modified and wearing a pair of Simmons wheels?

This LX is claimed to have been in the same family since new! With a genuine 183,400kms on the 3.3 and it wears all the original badging, hubcaps and even the original two post woodgrain finished steering wheel.

This is a rare find that appears to have been well looked after. Hopefully the upholstery is preserved under the terribly fitted seat covers.

Get your hands on it before the modifiers and preserve a six cylinder Torana hatchback.

1968 VW COUNTRY BUGGY $33,000

MY ODDBALL CHOICE for the month is this VW Country Buggy. I never gave these a second glance but one of our long term photographers and friends Cristian Brunelli owns a Country Buggy and I think it’s a great little thing.

A head turner to say the least, this example appears to be very well maintained and obviously coming from a loving enthusiast owner.

Be the envy at the next VW gathering with this vehicle, said to be build number K0001. But do your research and own a piece of local VW history without paying crazy money for an early VW.

1959 CADILLAC COUPE 62 $100,000

WE ALL KNOW that the 1959 Cadillac is one of the most recognised American car designs and was the pinup of Americana during the fins hype of the late 50s.

This particular car was offered for sale over 10 years ago in Unique Cars with a maching red 59 sedan (also currently for sale) and has worked for a local well known wedding car business since.

A well maintained car the last time we saw it– one of our own UC staffers used it at their wedding! Forget the bridal party it’s time someone enjoys this classic for all it has to offer.

1965 MUSTANG FASTBACK $55,000

EVERYONE KNOWS I have owned a few Mustangs in my time and this fastback looks like a neat ride finished in what appears to be Caspian Blue which is one of the nicest colour choices available.

The owner states that the car has had a bare metal restoration with some additions like GT driving lights and Shelby rear windows.

If it where mine I would revert back to the original quarter window louvres and add a set of dual redline tyres to complement those stunning Kelsey Hayes styled steel wheels.

1964 MORRIS MINI COOPER S

THE ONE THING I have learned over the years is that restoring any classic car takes a lot of money and just as importantly, lots of patience.

That’s why I love everything about this Mini, it’s a turnkey car that has a refurbished body and drivetrain and looks fast!

At $24K it won’t break the bank and will give you hours of fun. Think of the original version of the Italian Job for extra inspriation.

1960 FORD THUNDERBIRD $65,000 CONVERTIBLE

WHO CAN RESIST the temptation of a gleaming red Thunderbird convertible? Squarebirds as they are known are a rare sight in Australia compared to the more popular 61-66 generations. With the claimed build number of 11,860 convertibles worldwide, survival rates for this year would make this ‘60 a rare find.

Finished in Monte Carlo Red with a tan leather interior and tan soft top and equipped with the beautiful Kelsey Hayes wires this bird is advertised as sorted and ready to enjoy!

1963 FIAT 1500 $14,000

OK ALL YOU wanna-be racers. This Fiat is one great looking Euro racer in striking yellow war paint and benefiting from the owners own version of the “Thunderbolt lightweight” program.

Set up for tarmac rallying and historic motorsport events, it has a newly installed 1608 twin cam engine and a pair of huge Hella spotlights to light the way on your next rally adventure.

What I like about this listing is the owner is more than happy to provide adequate information and images on what appears to be a fun car.

Hopefully it finds a new loving owner.

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BEFORE HANDING OVER YOUR HARD EARNED $$$ please ensure you have any potential purchase inspected, as a tight travel budget and a lack of psychic powers mean we cannot vouch for the individual cars we highlight.